When it's a 50

When it's NOT a 50

"Capsized in Gate"

The boat is upside-down in the gate line.

Note: it is not considered "upside down" if any part of the paddler's head is above the water.


If a paddler or C2 crew would have incurred a 50 penalty by being capsized through the gate line, the paddler/crew can return, make a second attempt at the gate and "clear" the 50 provided that they did not pass through the gate line in the wrong direction and they have not touched or negotiated a following gate.

But if there was a touch on any pass, the touch penalty stands.

But Another But...

If the capsized boat passed through two gates, the second attempt clears the second gate (here, Gate 3) but not Gate 2, because passing through Gate 3, even capsized, counts as starting negotiation of Gate 3 and "kills" Gate 2 (see Prenegotiation).